This is me in my natural setting--in front of a refrigerator with my mouth full. My nose is red as it seems to be much of the year.
I don't consider myself to be a big eater but I eat too many carbs for my own good. As a result, my housemate and I have made a pact to go on a healthful diet this summer. I really need to lose weight if only to protect my poor aching joints. (I'm still sore from walking around the Wildcat Sanctuary on Saturday.) Sue, my housemate, had bariatric surgery several years ago and lost well over 100 lbs but she has regained much of it back.
We have been going through various books on the subject: The Zone, South Beach Diet, The T-factor Diet, The Alli Diet Plan, The Detox Health-plan and a host of cookbooks for low-fat, low-carb, vegetarian, heart-healthy and/or diabetic recipes. Why does it have to be so darn difficult?
I'm a night-time nosher, big time! I plunk down in front of the TV and get up to prowl the kitchen during every commercial break muttering,"Now, what can I eat?" I do all the wrong things like skipping breakfast.So our plan is to do one diet plan for a while and then switch to another. The Dr Atkins Diet will not be one of them. I'll keep you posted how this is working out.
I'm a big fan of my home state of Minnesota, especially because all of my kids and grandkids live here. I'm retired but keep busy with puttering, volunteering and writer's groups. I have three well-loved kitties who keep me smiling. I am surrounded by trees and wildlife even though I live within a few miles (as the crow flies) of the state capitol building in downtown St Paul. This keeps me quite contented.